"...being the story of two bet-on-anything guys who happily discover something called a winning streak." The tagline isn't quite accurate, but nonetheless this 1974 Creator/RobertAltman film is full of gambling, gambling, and more gambling. Creator/ElliottGould and George Segal ride the highs and (mostly) lows of cards, ponies and general hustling. Mostly remembered for its innovative approach to sound mixing, the film features a witty script and excellent acting from the two leads.
!!This film has examples of the following tropes:
* TheGamblingAddict: Both main characters could adequately be described thusly.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Not just one, but two.
* LoanShark: The film's writer, Joseph Walsh, has a terrifying turn as a bookie who only seems nice.
* UsefulNotes/LosAngeles: And what a strange town it is.